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C.S Armstrong & Jay Rock Create “Own Two”

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Emerging as a fascinating and fiery force for R&B, C.S. Armstrong unveils a new single entitled “Own Two” [feat. Jay Rock] today. It notably marks his official debut for Republic Records. It’s the next step of an unbelievable journey for the child prodigy turned preacher and 8-year army veteran turned soul-shaking artist.

The track spotlights his staggering range as his voice simmers over laidback verses before the high-register hook, “I never leaned on another man. I’d rather live on my own two.” Jay Rock pulls up with deft and dynamic bars as a potent and poetic counterpoint. The song seamlessly fuses southern soul, towering gospel, West Coast hip-hop, and timeless R&B.

Recently, the modern-day bluesman also teamed up with none other than Black Thought of The Roots for “Welcome To America” from the Judas and the Black Messiah Soundtrack. Attracting critical praise, The New York Times highlighted Armstrong’s “gritty vocal choruses.”

Be on the lookout for more from C.S. Armstrong soon.

Born to a single mother in the service with a preacher grandma in his corner, C.S. Armstrong traveled an unbelievable road one step at a time. At 10-years-old, he preached in church as an ordained minister. At 16-years-old, he earned respect in the streets with his fists. At 18-years-old, he enlisted in the military to serve his country. Eight years later, he rolled into New York and lent his voice to one hip-hop banger after another. His instantly recognizable vocals shined on Statik Selektah’s “In The Wind” [feat. Joey Bada$$ & Big K.R.I.T] and Bun B, Prodigy, and Remy Bank’s “Where’s Your Leader.” His voice also coursed through Action Bronson’s tastemaker-approved Billboard Top 200 chart-topping Mr. Wonderful, in addition to joining the star on the road. Settling in Southern California, he powered Book’s “Last Man Standing” for the official Call of Duty: WWII trailer and dropped a pair of critically acclaimed independent projects, namely Truth Be Told [2019] and The Blue Tape [2020]. His voice echoed on Black Thought’s “We Could Be Good (United)” [feat. C.S. Armstrong & OSHUN] from the critical favorite Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cain & Able. Along the way, Dr. Dre became his “uncle,” Republic Records signed him, and he distilled gospel, blues, hip-hop, and rock into a sound as intoxicating and biting as aged whisky. Streamed millions of times and championed by Billboard, A COLORS SHOW, and more, OnesToWatch claimed, “The music is something to grow old with.” Now, he tells the story with no filter on a series of singles for Republic Records.

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wifisfuneral Shares ‘4 Month Binge Before Revenge’

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wifisfuneral’s cerebral rap music probes his state of mind for an unfiltered accounting of his struggles and successes. Giving into his worst impulses in an attempt to cleanse his soul, wifisfuneral shares 4 Month Binge Before Revenge, his new project. The album receives its title from a recent spiral of depression, self-medication, and furious creativity, his vices fueling the music in his head. A return to the twisty rhymes and dark-night-of-the-soul vibes that endeared him to a massive fanbase as he ascended the South Florida underground, the new album follows a loose storyline, as wifi plunges into the depths of his psyche and emerges out the other end ready for blood.

“I’m not able to be as vulnerable when I’m sober,” says wifisfuneral. “When I’m under the influence, it’s easier to let it flow, it’s raw, it gets right out of my head. Self-medicating. This is the only way I’m able to do it right now.”

4 Month Binge Before Revenge is the first wifisfuneral album to feature his own production–the 25-year-old artist has a playful sense of melody, which he uses to create contrast between the music and its dark subject matter. Despite the frank depiction of mental illness and depression, wifi keeps things afloat with his pitch-black sense of humor and dexterous lyricism. On mixtape highlight and recent single “Ahhhh,” the rapper stacks quotable line after quotable line as he alternates high-powered flexes with self-searching. Along with his own production, wifi’s latest features contributions from frequent collaborators SegaBenda, and Hoku. Home to recent singles “Euphoria” and “Deadwalk,” 4 Month Binge Before Revenge is available everywhere via his new label living dead.

Emerging from South Florida’s fertile underground scene, wifisfuneral set himself apart with his soul-searching, dense, and lyrical songs. He built a loyal fanbase on SoundCloud and beyond, earning a place on 2018’s XXL Freshman list.  Now, wifi returns with a book full of diaristic rhymes and a chip on his shoulder, ready to once again prove his mettle in the unforgiving rap game.

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Young Moe Proves He’s a ‘Real One’ On His New Mixtape

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Since he was 14, Young Moe (@YoungMoe_Lifehas used his unique life experiences to inspire his lyrical artistry. Many years later, the battle-tested recording artist delivers his 13th tape. The Alexandria, Virginia-bred MC speaks from his soul on every track. His newest mixtape, Real One, comes on the heels of his impressive run of singles in the last two years. The exciting project includes 19 tracks from the Egyptian-born rapper. 

Young Moe has made a name over the years for his consistency, work ethic, and ability to maintain relationships due to his deep-rooted loyalty. Over the years, Moe has collaborated with Platinum recording artists like Kevin GatesNo Cap, and Chief Keef. Therefore, it is no surprise that Young Moe could secure features from Chris BoYung Ru, and fellow DMV legends Fat Trel & Shy Glizzy on his new, highly anticipated full-length offering. With standout tracks like “No Fake Love,” “Not a Option,” and “7 AM in Alexandria,” the seasoned vet is showing no signs of slowing down during his 13th full-length offering.

Real One presents an in-depth look into the mindset of Young Moe’s most vulnerable thoughts and encounters. Young Moe came from humble beginnings, and they bleed throughout all 19 songs on his new mixtape. The Egyptian MC bared all on his new tape. He even included his wife’s and kids’ voices on his project. Young Moe further proved his authenticity by making the strategic decision to feature only DMV acts on his newest project. Moe’s snarling voice and poignant lyrics keep fans hanging onto every bar. As a practicing Muslim, Moe speaks to how his spirituality influences his actions and keeps him level-headed whilst making life-changing decisions daily in the streets. 

Press play on Real One to step into the world of one of Northern Virginia’s brightest stars today!

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Isaac Zale Spices Things Up With New Single “Basil”

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Following up “Safe House” – Vancouver, BC’s Isaac Zale is back again with “Basil.” A complete contrast to the sound of his last single, “Basil” is a high energy pop/rap song reminiscent of his current most popular release “Ziploc.”

Isaac Zale (FKA Zac Flewids) is a 24-year-old artist, audio engineer, and producer from Vancouver, BC. In the past, he’s collaborated with artists like Kota The Friend, Mick Jenkins, Sylvan LaCue, Smokepurpp, UnoTheActivist, Chuuwee, Blu, Chris Patrick, and Khary. He’s been featured in Spotify editorial playlists like: New Music Friday (US & Canada), Alternative R&B, Northern Bars, Rap Skills, Just Vibing, and RADAR Canada, and Apple Music Editorial Playlists like: Alt Hip-Hop, New In Hip Hop, Base:Line, The New Pacific Northwest. He’s also been covered in publications like The FADER, Lyrical Lemonade, HotNewHipHop, ThisSongIsSick, and The Needle Drop (Anthony Fantano). Isaac has built a dedicated audience around the globe through a mix of educational music content as well as engaging music. 

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